Offbeat Branson Survives Irma's Wrath by Riding Out Storm in Wine Cellar

20:11  07 september  2017
20:11  07 september  2017 Source:   Bloomberg

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Billionaire Richard Branson and his crew survived Hurricane Irma after hunkering down in the concrete wine cellar of his home on a private Branson , 67, who purchased the British Virgin Islands property in 1974, detailed his plans to ride out the storm in a blog post in which he posted pictures of

Sir Richard Branson survives Hurricane Irma by staying in wine cellar but buildings on Necker island 'destroyed'. The businessman had said he planned to hide in his wine cellar - and doubted there would be much wine left when the storm subsides.

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“We’re grateful to report that our team on Island are safe,” the Virgin Limited Edition subsidiary that operates a collection of resorts said in a statement on its website. Necker Island “sustained extensive damage, the extent of which we are still assessing.”

Branson, 67, who purchased the British Virgin Islands property in 1974, detailed his plans to ride out the storm in a blog post in which he posted pictures of staff and relatives playing board games and resting in bunk beds. He described the atmosphere as “eerie but beautiful” as the storm passed.

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One of many riding out Hurricane Irma is Richard Branson . The head of Virgin Group and his guests may have it better than most they hunkered down in the concrete wine cellar of the billionaire' s private island. (Twitter/Richard Branson ).

Richard Branson is bunkering down for Hurricane Irma in the most Richard Branson way possible. Necker Island is his luxury getaway and he’ s been pictured riding out the storm in his very expensive wine cellar , because that’ s what you do when a storm passes – get sloshed on rare booze.

Branson’s son, Sam, posted pictures of the storm’s aftermath on his Instagram account and said that many buildings on the island were destroyed.

“Please don’t take this hurricane lightly if it is heading your way,” he wrote, adding that everyone on the island survived. “If your building is not very solid, do find somewhere safe!”

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